The Genetic Counseling program of Northwestern University helps students feel extremely capable in multiple clinical settings and specialties, but also recognize how valuable their training has been in preparing them for expanded genetic counseling careers.
The field of genetics has evolved rapidly over time, and graduate programs need to be aware of the changes that will continue to shape and influence the profession. Since the inception of the program in 1990, our program has continually evolved to meet these changing needs and keep an eye to the future of the profession.
The program will provide each student with the knowledge and experience to become a creative, independent and competent genetic counselor. Upon graduation, students will have:
- Mastery of genetic concepts, including the molecular basis of inheritance, quantitative genetics and principles of risk assessment
- Knowledge of the etiology and natural history of many genetic disorders
- Ability to conduct a genetic counseling session by assessing the patient's needs and concerns, performing a genetic risk assessment, communicating appropriate genetic and medical information, providing supportive counseling and assisting the family in obtaining necessary services and support
- Experience conducting a research project, from study design to oral defense
- Awareness of local, state and national resources designed to assist patients and professionals and knowledge of ethical and legal issues as related to genetic counseling
- Psychosocial and ethnocultural sensitivity to families or individuals with genetic disorders
- Familiarity with genetic literature, including the ability to perform library research, critically evaluate scientific publications and assist in clinical research
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Introduction to Genetic Counseling and Medical Communication
- Medical Communication
- Research Methods
- Adult Genetics
- Principles of Medical Genetics
- Psychosocial Aspects of Genetic Counseling
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Genetics View 157 other Masters in Genetics in United States
- Online application
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal essay
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended
- General GRE scores (quantitative, verbal and analytical)
- Supplemental form
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
International37378 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National37378 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
- per quarter: $18,689
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